the solar micro-grid that provides light, electricity and heat to Portlanders transitioning out of homelessness.
An increasing number of Portlanders transitioning out of homelessness live in off-grid “tiny house” villages. These communities generally lack light, electricity, water and heat.
By meeting basic needs, JuiceBox enables “tiny house” "villagers” to stay connected, find and maintain employment, and access social and emergency services.
JuiceBoxes are designed by Portland-area high school students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. We are a team of student engineers, designers, fundraisers, photographers, and writers committed to improving our products, ourselves, and our communities.
JuiceBox uses solar power to charge its battery — even on the rainiest of Portland winter days.
JuiceBoxes are installed in Portland’s off-grid “tiny house” communities where residents previously relied on noisy, polluting, and expensive gas generators or had no access to light, electricity or heat.